Museum of the American Revolution
Explore several thousand items—ranging from personal letters and diaries to works of art—from the American Revolution. Highlights include George Washington’s headquarters tent, a 2-story replica of the Liberty Tree, a large-scale replica of an 18th century ship that visitors can climb aboard, and a Revolutionary War cannon. More than 30 audiovisual experiences, including theaters and interactive screens, help tell the story of the American Revolution.
General tickets can be booked online for a specific time and date. Opt for an "anytime" ticket for the most flexibility. Tickets are good for two consecutive days. Admission to the museum is also included in select multi-attraction Philadelphia sightseeing passes.
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Things to Know Before You Go
The Museum of the American Revolution is ideal for those with an interest in history, particularly early American history.
Audio guides are available for rent, and paid guided tours are also available.
The museum offers an unmanned self-check for coats and paid lockers for bag storage.
There is an on-site cafe and gift shop.
The museum is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The museum is located in the historic heart of Philadelphia, just two blocks away from Independence Hall. The closest Metro stations are 2nd Street and 5th Street. A number of SEPTA buses also stop nearby, including bus nos. 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121. The PHLASH bus (with seasonal operations) and visitor trolleys also stop in the area. Street parking is tough to find, but there are paid parking lots and garages nearby.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily, with extended hours during the summer, and holiday closures for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. There’s lots to see and experience at the museum, and many visitors spend at least 90 minutes here.
Museums in the Historic District
Philadelphia’s Historic District is home to a numerous museums. In addition to the Museum of the American Revolution, other popular museums include the National Constitution Center, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the National Liberty Museum, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum.
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